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Aetnan's Health Reform Weekly (10/18): LTC Program, Autism and Maternity Coverage

Oct 24, 2011


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 This week's health care reform news:

Long-Term Care Program Under Health Reform Law Dropped
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced that the long-term care program under the health reform law, the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act, is not fiscally viable and will be suspended. Also, health insurers are urging Congress to better integrate health coverage for those who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

Other highlights include:
  • California Governor Jerry Brown has signed two new insurance mandates — autism and maternity coverage.
  • Federal officials have rejected $52 million in proposed reductions to Arizona's Medicaid program.
  • The Healthy NY public health insurance program will allow new enrollment only in high-deductible plans as of 2012.

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